madison holden, set the foundation for healthy eating from the very beginning

Set the foundation for healthy eating from the very beginning

Hi, I'm Madison Holden, RN, MSN, Certified Baby Nutrition Consultant and Certified Postpartum Nutrition Consultant.

 

It's amazing to me that new parents are still receiving outdated information when it comes to nutrition and starting their babies on solids. Parents are still being told by doctors to feed their babies traditional food starters like processed rice cereals or not to eat vegetables right after birth to prevent colic!

 

I can't think of anything better than  helping new moms feel confident in their own postpartum wellness and starting their babies on solids. There are options out there that will make sense for your unique needs. I am here to help you discover food starters  that are actually nutritious. Feeding your baby nutritious foods right when they start solids sets a strong foundation for loving and eating healthy foods as they get older.

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My Credentials

Choosing the right postpartum and baby nutrition consultant is an important decision. You want information that is modern, evidence-based, and respects your intuition as a parent. I have a strong background in Nursing. I graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in nursing from Brigham Young University. I graduated in 2017 with a M.S. in nursing education from Weber State University.  I then graduated from  Oh Baby Academy as a certified nutrition consultant specializing in Postpartum Nutrition and Baby Nutrition. I am CPR Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certified, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certified and Neonatal Resuscitation Certified. I have served as a Clinical Coach to new nurses and also was an Assistant Manager and Pediatric Nurse Educator at Stanford's Children's Hospital.

 
there is nothing more powerful than a mother's intuition

There is nothing more powerful than a mother's intuition

Certified Oh Baby Nutrition Consultant

What does being certified from Oh Baby Academy mean? This 10.5 month program taught me about real foods and their roots in both modern research and traditional wisdom. Oh Baby Academy is the only educational nutrition institute in North America that currently specializes solely in the certification of holistic nutrition for pregnancy, postpartum, and babies. "Oh Baby Academy's nutrition philosophy is rooted in traditional wisdom that is supported by modern research. We strongly believe in holistic nutrition that prioritizes nutrient-dense, whole foods. We promote balance, which includes a combination of: fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates (e.g., squash and root vegetables), healthy fats (e.g., grass-fed butter and coconut oil), high-quality proteins, and traditionally fermented foods." -Oh Baby Academy

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Postpartum Nutrition

I specialize in postpartum nutrition. I love working with new moms to help support their bodies after birth. We have all heard the saying, "you can't pour from an empty cup." This is true! As the new and exciting journey of motherhood begins, I make sure your body is receiving the nutrition it needs to support you and your baby. 

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Baby

Nutrition

Your baby's nutrition is vital for proper physical and cognitive function. Together we work to help your baby eat and love the most nutrient dense foods possible. Nutrition received from wholesome foods sets your baby up for success for years to come. We combine modern practicalities and your intuition.

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Helpful

Resources

What products make meal time a breeze? Discover products that I use and love. The list I have created has been put together to simply help new parents make meal time productive. The right spoon, fork or seat can make all the difference.  Find the best products for new moms including pumps, pads, and creams!

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About​ Me

I have been married to my husband almost 4 years and we have a little girl who was born July 2019. Harper is the center of our world!  As a family, we love to spend time playing outside, traveling; and of course, eating yummy and nutritious foods. Personally, I love to read, bake, and try new recipes. I love to stay active and most days you can find me on the Peloton! I am very passionate about helping others, especially when it comes to postpartum nutrition and baby nutrition.

 

About Cont.

While in nursing school, I knew that I wanted to become a pediatric nurse. There is something so magical when talking to and caring for a child. I started my career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where I saw the incredible bond between a mother and child.

 

It wasn't until I was a mother of my own that I understood that bond. It was because of Harper that my love for nutrition, both postpartum and baby, ignited. I didn't know how to nutritionally nourish and replenish myself, especially as a breastfeeding mother. When Harper started solids, I was overwhelmed with questions of knowing what to feed her, when to start her on solids, and how to make sure that her small diet was full of the important nutrients that she needed.

 

This is when I found Oh Baby Academy and decided to enroll in the 10.5 month program so that I can help other mothers who have these same questions and concerns. I want to empower and support new mothers and parents.

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Sauerkraut

Baby Nutrition Fact: Full of probiotics and rich in Vitamin K2, Vitamin C and Iron

Sardines

Baby Nutrition Fact: Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Iron

 

Eggs

Baby Nutrition Fact: High in Protein, Vitamin D, Cobalamin, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium

Hemp Seeds

Baby Nutrition Fact: Full of Protein and rich in Vitamin D, Cobalamin, Vitamin B6 and Magnesium

Smoothies filled with flaxseeds

Baby Nutrition Fact: Has beneficial lignans, fiber, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids

Chia seeds

Baby Nutrition Fact: Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, rich in antioxidants, and rich in fiber, iron, and calcium 

Kefir yogurt

Baby Nutrition Fact: Great for digestion, antioxidants, and bone health

 

Salmon

Baby Nutrition Fact: Loaded with potassium, calcium selenium, B Vitamins and protein

Harper's Favorite Food List

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Postpartum Support

Receive complete support in the postpartum period. You deserve to be nurtured too! We discuss topics on rest, common health condition symptoms and so much more.

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Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding support consults cover topics such as breastfeeding benefits, diet and breastmilk, how frequent to breastfeed and so much more. 

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Nutrition

Support

I offer consults for postpartum nutrition and baby nutrition. We cover what solids to start your baby on and what nutrients the body needs in postpartum.

nourish yourself so you can feed others

Nourish yourself so you can feed others